Communities throughout the Selwyn District are facing hard decisions over the future of their halls following Canterbury earthquakes.
New irrigation infrastructure development must not only be economically and environmentally viable it must also have community backing to achieve success.
Discussions will continue until February on the Government's proposed amendments to the 2011 National Policy Statement for Freshwater.
Leading the grand parade around the ring and then walking the grounds with Netherby School children picking up rubbish on the following Monday typified the community involvement in the Ashburton A&P Show for president, David Bennett.
A giant central South Island irrigation scheme has the go-ahead.
Young people will be receiving plenty of encouragement to become involved in agriculture when the Courtenay A&P Show is held on November 23 at Kirwee.
Canterbury farms leading the way in the use of technology to raise production were on show to farmers from Taranaki, Waikato and Manawatu recently.
The round of meetings held to discuss Beef and Lamb New Zealand's proposal to combine its genetics services into one entity have finished but a date has yet to be set for the levy-payer vote.
The Wayleggo cup has gone west, along with the New Zealand dog trial team's hopes of snatching it back in the latest transtasman test series.
Agricultural and pastoral shows are in the genes of Adrienne Begg.
The decision to move its annual ram and ewe sale from two days in January to a single sale day this month has paid off for the Canterbury A&P Association.
Sheep will be the focus of two farmer events in Cheviot next week.
A breed of sheep little-known in New Zealand will be on display at a South Canterbury stud next week.
Cheviot farmer Ian Stevenson was honoured with a gold medal at the Amberley A&P Show recently.
Plans are under way to host the seventh Asian Conference on Precision Agriculture (ACPA) in New Zealand, in 2017.
Young Farmers will have a rare old time on Saturday.
An 1105kg beast bred by Dunsandel farmer John McDrury took first prize as the heaviest steer in the annual prime cattle competition, held in conjunction with North Canterbury Stock and Station Agents Association weekly sale at Canterbury Agricultural Park on Tuesday November 5.
Farmers say employment law can be cumbersome when it comes to dealing with staff who breach animal welfare standards, and are calling for simpler rules.
The head of the body representing New Zealand's irrigation interests says the past year has been one of progress for the sector - but has also generated a few concerns.
People are urged to have their say about the long-term housing of dairy cattle so minimum standards can be set to reflect best practice and New Zealand's animal welfare expectations.